Changed permeability and surface properties of hornbeam wood due to its degradation by erosive strain of Phanerochaete chrysosporium

IRG/WP 04-40290

R Solár, S Kurjatko, L Reinprecht, M Mamon, V Vacek

Specimens of hornbeam wood were submitted to a medium-term degradations by erosive fungus Phanerochaete chrysosporium. Biodegradations of specimens resulted in their apparent structural alterations, changes in permeability and increased intensity of interactions with polar liquids. Modified physical properties of biodegraded wood may significantly influence its penetration with polar media and chemical pulping

Keywords: Hornbeam wood, erosive fungus, microstructure, permeability, surface swelling, delignification constants.

Conference: 04-06-06/10 Ljubljana, Slovenia

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